Cannes 2012 - Saturday 19 May

Posted on May 19, 2012 by Tilly Walnes

Categories: Festival Reports

Festival de Cannes 2012 logo

Bonjour Cannes! A bit of a false start for my first day, but hey, that’s Cannes. Wielding my free festival pass, I queue for two hours for Augustine, but despite being fifth in line I still don’t manage to get in. The festival pass is free for a reason.

My feet are too swollen and my ego too bruised to queue for the late screening, so instead I meet Colin Burch from Verve Pictures for a consolatory drink in the place he assures me has the best toilets in Cannes. (If I told you where they are Id have to kill you.)

Later we have pizza with Simon Ward from the ICO who is limbering up for the midnight screening of Dario Argentos Dracula 3D. My evening ends with a stroll on the harbour and a game of guess the cost of the yacht, and I go to bed comforted in the thought that I’ve managed to secure two tickets for competition films tomorrow.

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